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Six Steps to Transition Teen Patients to Adult Healthcare

Pediatric patients often go without proper guidance when transitioning to adult healthcare. Report addresses six core elements and three transition phases.  (©MonkeyBusinessImages/Shutterstock.com)
 

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Young adulthood is a vulnerable time in chronic disease care. Most pediatric patients fail to progress smoothly into adult care.

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New research suggests that lupus patients may have heart and vessel problems much earlier than previously suspected.

Christopher Collins M.D.

Secukinumab will be the focus of the next Rheumatology Journal Club (#RheumJC) Twitter chat at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. EST on May 5.

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Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis seem to be related, shows a new study that also highlights other commonalities between the two diseases.

Deborah Symmons, M.D.

Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis are intertwined. In this Q&A, Deborah Symmons, M.D., of the University of Manchester discusses the research on smoking and rheumatoid arthritis.

Andrew Lumpe Ph.D.

It was "like a truck had run over me," says Andrew Lumpe, Ph.D., a patient who shares his experience with methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Pharmacists and healthcare workers can improve adherence to biologics with better patient education.

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